Hooray For Hollywood!

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Well, well, now what do we have here, looming in the background larger than life? Why it’s the (in)famous, “Hollywood” sign that has become synonymous with seeking fame, fortune, and all of that sort of thing.

We took this photo from a phenomenal view located at the Griffith Observatory.  It’s a wonderful location to literally see “down” into rolling hills and Los Angeles in the distance.  The location has been used for dozens upon dozens of movies over the years.  James Dean’s, “Rebel Without A Cause” was filmed here.  I will post some photos of the Griffith Observatory area soon.

Oh yes, here is something I did not know (and perhaps you didn’t either; or did you?).  The Hollywood sign was never intended to be a permanent fixture on the landscape of, “La La Land” as Los Angeles is sometimes called.  No, it was placed in its location in 1923 and actually had four additional letters after, “Hollywood”; it spelled, “Hollywoodland”.  The sole purpose of the sign was to attract people to buy real estate in the area.  It needed serious renovations, so a new sign was erected in its place in 1978.  Each letter is about 45 feet tall.

Today’s Trivia Tuesday is now complete!

  39 comments for “Hooray For Hollywood!

  1. Brenda Keachie
    November 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

    WOW I didn’t know the size of each letter!

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    • November 10, 2015 at 7:52 am

      It’s really deceiving, isn’t it? I always thought they were much smaller!! Cher xo

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  2. November 10, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Needs a giant lamp on those letters 😛

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    • November 10, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Andy!!!! *LOL* *LOL* I should have known that lamp would make an ‘appearance’ again! HAHAHA Cher xo

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      • November 10, 2015 at 8:08 am

        Makes letters shine a lil more 😉

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      • November 10, 2015 at 8:12 am

        Yes it would but you would want that lamp for your place, Andy!!!! 😉

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      • November 10, 2015 at 8:48 am

        eh I’m willing to share 😛

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      • November 10, 2015 at 8:49 am

        *double clink* Hooray For Andy & Hollywood! 🙂 Cher xo

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  3. November 10, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I did know it was once called Hollywoodland but I’d forgotten. I had no idea just how tall those letters are!

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    • November 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Chrissie, I had no idea it used to be called, “Hollywoodland”! And I didn’t know how tall the letters were either! *LOL* Cher xo

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  4. November 10, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Been there done that but did not know about the trivia.

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  5. November 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Are you in California right now? I just came back on Sunday.
    Not this time but at previous visits I went to the Griffith Observatory. The view is fantastic? There is also a great view to the sign from Mulholland Dr.

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    • November 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Erika! We are back in Chicago now. Isn’t it great there? Yes, the view is amazing! Oh, I will have to check it out next time! Cher xo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 3:37 am

        It is one of the most beautiful places on the planet in my eyes. So glad you could enjoy it, Cher 😃

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      • November 11, 2015 at 7:47 am

        Well I am so glad you could enjoy it too, Erika! It is gorgeous, isn’t it? Cher xo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 7:51 am

        It is a dream! My recovery zone! I am already thinking about my next trip to Cali… 😃

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

        Awesome!! Which areas were you traveling, Erika? We were in LA and Long Beach, but the areas you showed looked phenomenal!

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

        It depends. I am mostly strolling around in the area between Laguna Beach up to Santa Monica (including Anaheim, Fullerton, Costa Mesa – where I always stay, La Habra, Hollywood, LA….) The places I showed are my favorite ones where I am every time I come to Cali. 😃

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:14 am

        AH, I’ve never been to Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, etc. But I honestly want to now that I’ve seen your photos! I love California!!! Cher xo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:15 am

        I have a feeling you might come back… 😉

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:19 am

        *biggest grin* I think you are right!!! xoxo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:25 am

        ✋ 👊

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:36 am

        🙂 xoxo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:55 am

        😘😘

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      • November 11, 2015 at 8:56 am

        🙂

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  6. November 10, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I remember a while back the “letters” were in such disrepair the one letter fell over! Any sign of “Ellen D.” there? lol.

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    • November 11, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Oh did they, Our Quiche? I didn’t know that! Didn’t see Ellen this time! *LOL* Cher xo

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  7. November 10, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I remember a while back the letters were in such disrepair they were falling over! Looks much better now. I wouldn’t want one falling on me!!

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    • November 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Well I can’t believe they are 45 feet high each!!! Apparently security is so tight no one can get up there anymore!! Whew! Cher xo

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  8. November 11, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Hey what a great picture! I’ve never been there I’m curious about how the life can be! I’m italian Have you ever been in South Italy??

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    • November 11, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Why thank you, my dear! I’ve never been to Italy! I would love to see it! I’ve heard it is beautiful! You would love California (and Chicago where I live)! Cher xo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

        I love love love Chicago! a part of my family live there! they have a food company. Yes Italy is lovely… you can find something on my blog 🙂 I’d like follow each others what do you think? 😉 Kisses

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      • November 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

        Oh do they? That is so cool! I will follow your blog right now! Thank you for following mine!! Cher xo

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      • November 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

        I’m happy

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      • November 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

        Yeay!!! 🙂

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      • November 11, 2015 at 9:49 am

        I miss Chicago so much 😦 GiusyR

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      • November 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

        It’s such a great city!! 🙂

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      • November 11, 2015 at 10:12 am

        🙂

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